“…a fabulously self-contained world where history, nature and art elegantly combine in laid-back grandeur.”
Nestled right in the centre of Cartagena old town, Casa Colonial echoes all the rich historic charm and character of its colourful locale. This magnificent example of centuries-old architecture is brimming with heritage, fine art and Colombian charm throughout its many beautifully decorated spaces. After a day exploring the city, return to the grandeur of this fabulous casa, take a dip in the pool, and enjoy the friendly hospitality of in-house staff poised to ensure your stay is a particularly relaxing and pleasant one.
Antique studded wooden doors mark the entrance to this grand residence, and very much set the tone of old-world Cartagena that pervades this rather special property throughout. You’ll likely spend much of your stay just exploring all the wonderfully airy rooms and secluded patios of this enchanting colonial mansion. Pass under tall stone arches into light-filled terraces, flop on plump velvet sofas under chunky wood-beamed ceilings, lose yourself among the profusion of soaring palms and fragrant flora, you’ll find charm and character in every corner.
The ground floor alone boasts a trio of patio areas, a pair of shaded lounges, and a bar area with a salon. Fine art and beautiful antiques enhance the interiors throughout, all carefully selected from the owner’s collection. Outside, a long Arabian-style pond is covered in lily pads, while a large sunny garden features a big shimmering pool lined with cushioned loungers and surrounded by high walls cascading with greenery. It all adds up to a fabulously self-contained world where history, nature and art elegantly combine in laid-back grandeur.
This seven-bedroom property is made up of two twin rooms on the ground floor, four on the first floor and a studio suite accessible from the pool terrace. The master bedroom features a particularly beautiful and spacious bathroom, including a tile-clad soaking tub and separate shower. All upper-floor rooms also have ensuite bathrooms, while one opens on both sides to afford views over two patios. The studio suite also has lovely floor-to-ceiling windows that lead onto the veranda overlooking the pool.
As well as providing numerous spaces in which to languish amongst its splendour, this rental property comes fully staffed with a chef, butler, housekeepers and cleaners so you barely need to lift a finger during your stay. A delicious breakfast service is also included daily.